“Gem” is the most common word spoken by New Yorkers when discussing Heather and Scott Fratangelo’s unassuming restaurant in the Upper East Side. Serving authentic, heartfelt Italian and Mediterranean fare, Spigolo avoids all pretention in both décor and cuisine. Favorites include the handmade pasta dishes like cavatelli with sweet fennel ragu and fettucine with oyster and shiitake mushrooms. The seven-piece tasting menu is also a hit and ever-changing according to the chef’s daily whims. Outdoor dining is available.